One dead after apparent retirement center fight in Fort Myers

Published: Monday, January 19, 2009 at 1:23 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 19, 2009 at 1:23 p.m.

FORT MYERS, Fla. Authorities say a 72-year-old Fort Myers man is dead after an apparent fight at a retirement center.

According to a police report, officers from the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a possible assault at the Hidden Oaks Retirement Center on Sunday night.

Witnesses told investigators that medical services were needed after a fight broke out between two men.

Chrisanto Beltran had already died by the time police arrived at the center. Another man, Kenneth Knauf, 87, of Fort Myers was taken to a hospital.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of death.

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